Sunday, October 29, 2006


That's how much candy I bought to distribute on Halloween...
(I've already starting eating it myself ;-)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Bozeman Blogger Bash: Nov. 11 (Saturday)

Bozeman Blogger Bash - an opportunity for bloggers (and blog readers) to meet up
Where: Mackenzie River Pizza, Main St., Bozeman
When: Nov. 11 (Saturday), starting at 5:30 pm (come when you like...)

(I talked to the hostess at MRP this evening. She recommended having a few people arrive before 6 pm, which is when the rush starts. So, I'll be there (probably drinking beer) before anyone else. If 5:30 is too early for you, come later.)

Questions? Please comment below or email big mike.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Creation of a Supermodel

Dove - Evolution - This cool video shows the transformation of an ordinary woman into a supermodel. There are two phases: (1) make-up and hair, and (2) Photoshop. I was (naively) amazed by the Photoshopping. The video shows that magazine (and billboard) ads have only a tenuous relation to reality.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Montana earthquakes

FYI, click on this USGS map to see details on recent earthquake activity in Montana. Nothing near as large as Hawaii's recent quake.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


A consolation after it rained at a recent picnic.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Bozeman Blogger Bash ?

Anyone out there interested in having a meet-up of Bozeman bloggers (and blog readers)? Maybe mid-November?

(So far, I've met two Bozeman bloggers, and they both seemed like nice people - very much what you'd expect from reading their blogs.)


Recently seen Bozeman bumpersticker:
My other car is made out of meat.

Eagerly awaited bumpersticker:
My other car is made out of meat and is a sub-subcompact.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Savage Barbarian

At Borders this morning - saw the coffee table book CONAN: The Savage Barbarian. The artfully placed "30% off" sale sticker changed the title to ONAN: The Savage Barbarian.

(Well, I thought it was funny ;-)

Sunset @ Bozeman Pond Park

The trees seem to be glowing.

Friday, October 06, 2006

The Departed

I enjoyed this movie, especially the Boston Irish accents of the cops and gangsters. The ending was somewhat depressing, but, to me, it was faithful to the rest of the film.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Religion Quiz

I recently took beliefnet's Belief-o-Matic "find out your religion" quiz. The results seem pretty accurate. FWIW, my "median religion" (13 religions/denominations were more in line with my quiz answers, 13 religions/denominations were less in line): Mormon.

Re my sister's comment: "Unitarian/Universalist" was also my highest score ;-) IIRC, "Islam" was the lowest, which is not surprising since my "religion motto" is non serviam.

More on Cathodic Protection

A blogging record I bet - two posts on cathodic protection (woo-hoo!). Before my previous post, I didn't realize how big an industry it is. From the earlier post's comments: One of my research associates is a civil engineering structures guy - I'll ask him if there are any more blog-worthy corrosion stories around Bozeman, Montana...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


The most expensive items on e-bay - currently #1 is some Montana real-estate.